“protecting one of the few mature evergreen forests still in existence”
Blue Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor lies along the Old Oregon Trail Highway between Deadman's Pass and Spring Creek. The corridor protects one of the few examples of mature evergreen forests on I-84 between Ogden, Utah and The Dalles, Oregon. Composed of intermittent stands of old-growth ponderosa pine, western larch, Engelmann spruce, lodgepole pine and grand fir, this corridor contains undisturbed examples of the native plants and animals. White- tailed deer, mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, cougar and other wildlife inhabit the corridor. Spring explodes in a multi-hued kaleidoscope of flowers. The fall frost ends the season in a final flurry of color. Take a break from the freeway and enjoy nature's beauty as you pass through this section of the Blue Mountains. The last leg of the trail was the most difficult. But thoughts of approaching winter snows kept emigrants motivated to move as quickly as possible. The Blue Mountains in eastern Oregon and the Cascade range in the west presented barriers that slowed progress.
Just a lot of trees. Not much different than what you see from the highway. But still very pretty. Worth a change of pace from the highway to stretch your legs.
You'll have to plan this route out carefully because you could easily pass it by on the interstate without realizing it. Pretty views of the evergreen forests. Don't expect to see more than that.
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